Dame Mary Douglas (25 March 1921 – 16 May 2007) was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism, whose area of speciality was social anthropology. Douglas was considered a follower of Émile Durkheim and a proponent of structuralist analysis, with a strong interest in comparative religion.
- By Douglas
- Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo, ARK Edition, 1966, 1984, 2001
- Evans-Pritchard, Frank Kermode editor, Fontana Modern Masters, 1980
- Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology, London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1970; 2nd edition, Routledge, 1996; 3rd edition, Routledge, 1996, Routledge Classics, 2003, 2004
- with Steven Ney, Missing persons: a critique of the social sciences, 1988
- Risk and Blame. Essays in cultural theory, Routledge, 1992, 1994
- Thought Styles, Sage Publications, 1996
- Estilos de pensar. Ensayos críticos sobre el buen gusto, trans. Alcira Bíxio, Barcelona: Editorial Gedisa, 1998 (in Spanish).
- Leviticus as Literature, Oxford University Press, 1999, 2000
- On Douglas
- Richard Fardon, Mary Douglas: an Intellectual Biography, 1999